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by jb
11 Feb 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 754
Views: 157494

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Brucey
Did you not think that in the vidio it seemed a little excessive, he did say it was present in all gears which I certainly never noticed, only in tenth & seventh I think.
by jb
10 Feb 2020, 10:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 754
Views: 157494

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

The other thing it could be is a split or fractured sprocket gear, which would be easier and cheaper to fix. If you can film it again from really close up it may give a better idea.
by jb
10 Feb 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 754
Views: 157494

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Hi, for it to happen in all gears I can only think that the output roller clutches have become worn and the sprocket needs to turn more than usual to get them to engage or there is a split in them which might be causing it spring back when the peddle is released.
by jb
25 Jan 2020, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 8248

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

The first bikes to come out were gravel bikes as there was nothing else to ride on. Tarmac comes along and bikes get slightly more specialised in proportion to the new running conditions, materials improve and another change takes place , then people want to go off road and new problems arise, manuf...
by jb
25 Jan 2020, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 8248

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

Hmm, I wonder if the pneumatic tyre had as much controversy around being accepted.
by jb
24 Jan 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 8248

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

... or it can often be that there are drawbacks rarely mentioned by the evangelists, cost IS a factor for many and that the claimed benefits are actually very very small in the real world. HTH , jbro :-) I find it's good policy to look over ten year time spans to get an idea of whether summat's bet...
by jb
24 Jan 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 8248

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

These views arrise it seems, because people often feel as if life is pressuring them away from something they like or feel comfortable with. Partially imagined - because not many folk really care what you like to ride along as it doesn't inconvenience them, and partly real because the less people bu...
by jb
23 Jan 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 1624

Re: Gloves for cycling

So, it looks like the modern Youth Hostel bed now each need to have plug ins for torch, phone, tablet, noise cancelling headphones, power packs and now two more USBs for the gloves. Not to mention possible developments in heated Jackets heated bobble hats and heated codpiece. It'll be like sleeping ...
by jb
23 Jan 2020, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 280
Views: 8248

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

Even on dryish tracks a bike will encounter grit that will rapidly wear rims and blocks, so discs are better. I don't particularly hanker after a gravel bike but when out on club runs I'd rather someone turned up on one than a skinny tyred race machine as we do tend to take the odd 'interesting un-m...
by jb
19 Jan 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3381

Re: Vanishing Topics?

I looked it up as well - still got it wrong :oops:
by jb
19 Jan 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3381

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Thoughts on internet behaviour: The Selfish Gene is a good book for understanding the behaviour on internet forums or even life in general. At base level we are only interested in one thing, are own survival or at least of our genes. We will kill and eat anything edible including the same species to...
by jb
16 Jan 2020, 12:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3381

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Whoops :cry: :D
by jb
15 Jan 2020, 11:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3381

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Don't knock it, Wikipedia is a good starting point for looking into something and probably 90% of its content is non controversial.
I use it all the time for technical stuff that I just need background information for.
by jb
15 Jan 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3381

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Well it is the Tea shop...anything goes - within the boundaries of decency.
by jb
14 Jan 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 44
Views: 2261

Re: General degreaser

I think that the post is referring to the actual pins being re-usable as with a rivet extractor/ chain splitter which as far as I was aware stopped at eight speed chain or nine speed with caution.